Straight out of 1949 and looking fresh, this bathtub blows my mind. Very rarely do you ever see illustrations presented ‘underwater’, but I’m liking it :) Check out more of Saul Steinberg’s simple and witty work here »
Bathtub via: 2 or 3 things | In a box via: Reference Library.
I‘m really taken by Piet Hein Eek’s scrapwood collection of furniture, all the excuse I need to start collecting old bits of wood ;) The rest of this guys stuff is all top notch and this shed is two times awesome.
Via: Lark About.
It’s funny to think that some of these typefaces were ever considered ‘modern’, but also quite surprising how ‘modern’ some of them actually are for 1864! The Modern alphabets circa 1864 was scanned by Depression Press, who has a plethora of empheria sets to check out »
Wacko Jacko is flogging a load of his stuff, it’s pretty old news but still in time for the auction, set to take place in Beverly Hills in April 2009.
It’s interesting to see what someone like Michael Jackson has collected over the years, The Guardian have got some pictures of a small fragment of the 2000 lots. There’s the expected weirdness like the oil painting of him dressed up like a king, the way over the top stuff like his enormous Gaggia coffee machine. Interesting collectibles like the the prop ‘scissorhand’ gloves from Edward Scissorhands, also some nice normal stuff that I’d quite like to buy like that amazing red fire engine kettle.
The guide prices seem well lower than I imagined – Micheal Jackson’s red velvet cape for only $300-$500? I think not, surely this stuff will go for 10-20 times the asking price.
Ha, it’s not quite as dull as it sounds ;) Words with a letter missing are fired down the screen and you have to position the missing letter at the bottom to line up, score points by getting your kerning spot on. Game by and available from – FORMation Alliance.
Via: The Strange Attractor.
The online store NineteenSeventyThree have produced a repeating Jon Bugerman illustartion as a colour-in yourself wallpaper! Jon’s illustration style lends itself perfectly to this sort of thing, snap some up at £40 per roll (1000cm x 52cm).
Via: The Given.
Anna Magnowska has collected a load of observational sketches she made of various characters she’s served during her time as a waitress, great stuff.
Via: Artistic Type.
I‘m currently addicted to the iPhone game Field Runners, basically there’s wave after wave of bad guys trying to get from one side of the screen to the other which you have to destroy using various weaponary towers.
The more people you kill the more money you get to build bigger and better towers. Super simple, it mainly plays itself (shoots people automatically) all you’ve got to do is decide what towers and where. You can get quite creative with the tower positioning to make the guys walk as far as possible so you’ve got plenty of time to pick them off.
Before I found Field Runners I was playing a very similar game called The Creeps, which is also great.
Incidently, if you want to screengrab something on your iPhone just hold down the home button then press the power button, screen will flash, job done.
This site’s been around for a while, but it’s the first I’ve seen of it – Emptees is a t-shirt design showcase site where people can show off, talk about, and love tees. It looks like the general trend of the community is toward dark (subject noy colour) and highly detailed designs like Garbage Pail kids (not really may taste). But there’s plenty of gems on there too such as – Lucky Strike above and Noopin below.
The site was built by Indie Labs, who also make Big Cartel, the pretty handy online store service.
In a month’s time (21st March) it’s another of those eccentric and uniquely British events, The Mighty Deerstalker, held just south of Edinburgh, in and around the town of Innerleithen.
It’s an “adventure run” with a difference, all the racers are dressed up in tweed :) The Deerstalker is Fun Run meets Fell Race meets Hellrunner meets Tough Guy. You can expect water jumps, log balance bars, prickly tunnels and cargo nets over the 2 distance options of: 5 km (ish) and 10 km (and a bit).
- Check out the route »
- Enter here »
- Location »
I don’t think I’ll be able to make it up to Scotland for the 2009 event, but maybe next year, looks great :)
Cheers for the link okjerome.